Last Tuesday, we mounted the very successful launch of the TorGen project at the Ryerson Allumni Lounge in the Mattamy Athletic Centre. TorGen is a bold new platform created to bring residents, businesses, and community groups together to create, innovate, and work towards a better Toronto Centre.
The evening also coincided with the release of the new torontocentreplan.org, which includes the new Carbon Emissions Calculator. The Carbon Emissions Calculator gives people the opportunity to track and set emissions goals for their households. This will lead to more efficient energy usage and lower bills.
The goal of the TorGen Project is for the Toronto Centre neighborhood to be the first urban carbon neutral neighborhood in North America, however, we can only accomplish that goal if we come together as a community! Take the time to click, use the calculator, and help make history by creating a carbon neutral Toronto Centre.
The province is acting upon its Climate Change Strategy by investing $100 million from the Ontario Green Investment Fund in an effort to create jobs, lower energy bills, and reduce emissions. Specifically, the program focuses on conducting energy audits of 37,000 homes to discover and help people act upon energy inefficiencies that may exist. Once acted upon, this will translate into savings in the long run! Historically, every $1 invested in natural gas efficiency has resulted in $1.50 to $4.00 in savings. This $100 million investment will also translate into savings of 1.6 million tonnes of greenhouse gases.
Helping Refugees Settle in Ontario
The Province of Ontario has recently announced new funding which will provide an additional $626,000 to services in Ontario aimed at smoothing the settlement process for incoming refugees.
The Ontario Council of Agencies Serving Immigrants is going to receive $343,000 which will be used to launch a public education campaign aimed at creating a welcoming environment for refugees. A further $283,000 is being provided to COSTI Immigrant Services to deliver workshops to refugees about living in Ontario, and increasing support to the Armenian Community Centre, which is sponsoring 2,600 refugees.
Summer Employment Opportunities in Ontario Resource Management
For those looking for gainful employment this summer, be sure to check out the many opportunities available in Resource Management! Opportunities include the Stewardship Youth Ranger Program, the Aboriginal Youth Work Exchange Program,the First Nations Natural Resources Youth Employment Program, and the Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry Internship Program. Click on any of these links to find out more about these exciting summer employment options.
Job Development Session 1: Resume and CV Workshop
If you're in the job market, or simply think you could be doing something better, make sure to join MPP Glen Murray, Yonge Street Mission and Dixon Hall Employment Services for the Job Development Series Session 1: Resume and CV Workshop. Bring your current resume and receive assistance from a trained job developer! This will be the first in a series of employment events being held by MPP Glen Murray.
Location:Regent Park Community Centre, 402 Shuter St.
Date:Thursday, February 25th
Time:1-3 PM, and 4-6 PM
RSVP by Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
MPP Glen Murray Free Winter Skate
It's that time of the year again! Until March 16th, come join us Wednesday's at 4 PM at Moss Park Arena for the MPP Glen Murray Free Winter Skate. We bring the skates and the ice, so just bring yourself to Moss Park Arena for an hour of winter fun and exercise.